Green Shoots Blog
Earth Day is a celebration of our planet and everything it gives us, as well as a time to reflect on all the measures we take to preserve and protect the Earth for generations to come. At Cali Bamboo, we like to think of every day as Earth Day, which is why we only offer products made from sustainable resources such as bamboo, eucalyptus, cork, and recycled materials.
Earth Day is also a great time to acknowledge everything we love about the great outdoors, and what better place to start than in our own backyard? In honor of Earth Day, we rounded up some of our favorite DIY projects so you can show your backyard some love!
Only have a few hours? Here are some quick and easy ideas to beautify your backyard in a short amount of time.
Sizzling Fire Pit
Make your backyard the neighborhood hangout spot by creating your own fire pit! Just grab a large, metal or ceramic container and fill it with river stones or glass pebbles. Then, hide a couple cans of Real Flame Gel Fuel among the pebbles and ignite them with a lighter. Real Flame Gel Fuel is not only non-toxic and clean burning, but it’s also far better for the environment (and your lungs) than wood burning, so you can feel good about inviting over the neighbors for a night of s’mores around the fire!
Light Up the Night
Bring functional charm to your backyard with bamboo tiki torches! These take minutes to install, and will help create a relaxing atmosphere whether you’re chilling with the family or throwing a luau-themed shindig. Be sure to keep it green by using Firefly Tiki Torch Fuel, which is 100% organic and eco-friendly.
A Step in the Right Direction
Create a stylish pathway through your backyard or garden by laying down decorative stepping stones! With an endless variety of stones to choose from, this is an beautiful way to hide worn-down grass, add dimension to your yard, or instantly liven up your garden.
Bring life to a dull landscape by adding a pop of color in your garden! You don’t need paint or vibrant furniture… just plant some colorful flowers such as Peonies, Pansies, or Geraniums to evoke a happy, light-hearted touch to your backyard.
Looking for a fun weekend project? Extend your Earth Day celebration by tackling these DIY-friendly projects utilizing only Earth-friendly materials!
Get Decked Out
Is your old wooden deck worn out, splintering, and in need of some serious TLC? Then it’s time for you to upgrade to low-maintenance, eco-friendly composite decking that you’ll never have to sand or refinish. Cali Bamboo’s Composite Decking is made with recycled materials, and is 3.6x stronger than other composites! Plus, it’s totally DIY-friendly – just follow these easy installation instructions.
Nothing kills a backyard’s vibe more than an ugly chain link fence. Turn your backyard into the sanctuary it should be by concealing unsightly areas with beautiful, durable, and sustainable bamboo fencing! Whether you’re going for a tropical look, or just want some more privacy, this stuff is super beautiful, and incredibly easy to install (all you need is a power drill and zip ties!).
Made in the Shade
Make your backyard staycation-worthy by building your very own tiki bar! We’ve seen some pretty epic island-inspired creations throughout the years built with palm thatch and bamboo poles- check out some of our favorite projects here. Margaritas and pina coladas not your thing? Palm thatch is also a fun way to dress up your kids’ playset or treehouse.
Everyday is Earth Day! Advocate a healthy future for our planet by supporting companies committed to preserving the Earth’s natural resources. Call Cali Bamboo’s Green Building Consultants at 1(888) 788-2254 to chat about your next eco-project today!